About the Foundation

What We Do:

The Principal purpose of the Foundation is to assist St. Joseph’s Hospital to advance the welfare and good of the citizens it serves by:

  • Maintaining a strong feeling of goodwill towards St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Raising funds for the purpose of St. Joseph’s Hospital through obtaining donations, grants and gifts, and such other means as the Foundation shall from time to time consider advisable; and in doing so exercise any powers set forth in the Non-Profit Corporations Act in compliance with relevant provincial and federal laws
  • The development of Health Care in the Southeast Health Region

While the province provides funding for operations at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, other than on rare occasions, there is very little funding for capital purchases, physician recruitment and building maintenance. This makes these tasks very difficult. As technology changes, new equipment is mandatory to keep up with the changing world of medicine. While it is the foundation’s mandate to fund the above mentioned, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is funded 100% by public donations. The impact your donation has on healthcare is immeasurable, and leads us down the road to a successful future.


What we support:

Upgrading existing equipment and purchasing new equipment to adapt the growing needs of our patients.


Helping to bring in new doctors to our community and ensuring their long-term success in their practices.


As our hospital nears 30 years old, we continue to upgrade rooms and better the facility to carry it through the future.


Executive Director: Breanne Van De Woestyne
Finance: Lori Gervais

Board of Directors:

John Billesberger
Roy Ludwig
Bridget Bittman
Kelly Lafrentz
Terry Keating
Robert Adams
Wanda Michel
Pius Loustel
Richard Tessier
Dwight Monteyne
Don Kindopp
Harvey Schindel
Diane Fornwald